Elma Mertina Greenleaf

29 February 1896–8 April 1995 (Age 99)
California, United States

The Life of Elma Mertina

When Elma Mertina Greenleaf was born on 29 February 1896, in California, United States, her father, George Henry Greenleaf, was 32 and her mother, Alice Emelia Perine, was 28. She married Leroy Myron Holdrege on 5 July 1917, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 15 years and Lynwood, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 8 April 1995, in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Evergreen, Clark, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leroy Myron Holdrege
Elma Mertina Greenleaf
Marriage: 5 July 1917
Lorene May Holdrege

Spouse and Children

5 July 1917
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Henry Greenleaf


    Alice Emelia Perine




World Events (8)

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 1

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 27

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English grēne ‘green’ + lēaf ‘leaf’, presumably applied as a nickname, the significance of which is now lost.2 Jewish (American): English translation of the Ashkenazic ornamental surname Grünblatt, a compound of German grün + Blatt ‘leaf’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elma M Holdrege in household of Le Roy M Holdrege, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alma N Woodhouse in household of Charles S Woodhouse, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elma M Woodhouse in household of Charles S Woodhouse, "United States Census, 1940"

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